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Nero Wolfe (2012)

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Nero Wolfe
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DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Language Italian
Channel RAI
Creator Riccardo Donna
Broadcast 2012
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nero Wolfe Francesco Pannofino
Archie Goodwin Pietro Sermonti
Nanni Laghi Andy Luotto
Rosa Petrini Giulia Bevilacqua
Spartaco Lanzetta Michele La Ginestra
Police Commissioner Graziani Marcello Mazzarella
Police Maresciallo (Sgt.) Bordon Davide Paganini

Nero Wolfe is a 2012 Italian TV series, adapted from the novels by Rex Stout about the famous private detective Nero Wolfe. The plot is set in 1959 in Rome where Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin move from New York after a conflict with FBI (said conflict is described in the novel The Doorbell Rang though the following self-exile to Italy is a non-canon). Eight novels were adapted in feature-length episodes: Fer-de-Lance, Champagne for One, The Golden Spiders, The Rubber Band, Gambit, If Death Ever Slept, The Red Box, and Over My Dead Body.

The series is a second Italian screen adaptation of Nero Wolfe stories after the 10-part 1969–71 series.

The following weapons were used in the television series Nero Wolfe:



Iver Johnson Safety Automatic Hammerless

A nickel-plated top-break hammerless revolver is seen in a flashback scene in "La traccia del serpente" (E01) when Nero Wolfe recreates the murder that happened in the house that he rents. Same revolver is then seen during the opening credits in every episode. The gun is seen not very clear but the shape of the frame allows to guess that it is very possibly an Iver Johnson Safety Automatic.

Iver Johnson 3rd Model Safety Automatic Hammerless - .38 S&W. The screen gun looks very similar except for the nickel finish.
The revolver in hand of the murderer. Flashback scenes in all episodes are intentionally made dim and blurry.
A view from the muzzle.
Same revolver is seen during the opening credits.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

In the opening scene in "Principessa Orchidea" (E03) a man in the car (later revealed as Matteo Corbie (uncredited)) holds a lady at gunpoint with a Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
Corbie holds the revolver.
Corbie holds the revolver in the flashback scene.
Police Maresciallo (Sgt.) Bordon (Davide Paganini) picks up the revolver.


Beretta Model 70

Archie Goodwin (Pietro Sermonti) uses Beretta Model 70 in "La traccia del serpente" (E01), "La scatola rossa" (E07), and he also carries a Beretta Model 70 in holster in "Il patto dei sei" (E04) but in the climactic scene Archie draws a Beretta M1934 (see below). In the final scene in "Parassiti" (E06) Otto Bertola (Alessandro Haber) shoots himself with a Beretta Model 70.

Beretta Model 70 - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
Archie Goodwin aims his pistol at Spartaco Lanzetta during the staged attack on Anna Fiore (E01).
Goodwin draws the pistol in the final scene of same episode.
Goodwin's Beretta Model 70 in holster (E04).
Otto Bertola's Beretta Model 70 (E06).
Goodwin surprises Ettore Challet (E07).
Goodwin hands his pistol to Spartaco Lanzetta (Michele La Ginestra).

Beretta M1934 / M1935

Beretta M1934 pistols are used in the climactic scene in "Il patto dei sei" (E04) by Archie Goodwin (Pietro Sermonti) and Repaci (Fabrizio Contri). Archie Goodwin also holds a Beretta M1934 in "Parassiti" (E06). A pistol that is claimed to be a 7.65mm Beretta M1935 is the murder weapon in this episode (though at first a Beretta M1951 is show (see below)).

Beretta M1934 - 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Beretta M1935 - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
Repaci, being uncovered by Nero Wolfe, draws his pistol (E04).
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Goodwin fires at Repaci.
Goodwin surprises Lapo Bertola (E06).
The murder weapon on Wolfe's table.
Wolfe shoots the pistol into a flower pot and examines the spent brass and the bullet.
The pistol and the bullet.
Susanna Bertola (Carmen Tejedera) fires at Luigi Zanna in the flashback scene.

Beretta M1951

A Beretta M1951 is a service gun of the security guard Antonio Sgroi (Corrado Solari) in "Il patto dei sei" (E04). In "Parassiti" (E06) Otto Bertola (Alessandro Haber) owns a Beretta M1951 that he calls a Beretta M1935, his war memory. Bertola's gun is then used to kill Luigi Zanna, and during the investigation police expert claims that the murder weapon is in 7.65mm Browning caliber and may be a Beretta M1935. In the final scene the murder gun really switches to a Beretta M1934/1935.

Beretta M1951 - 9x19mm
Antonio Sgroi's pistol on the table (E04).
Nero Wolfe examines a cartridge from Sgroi's pistol.
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Otto Bertola's pistol in the drawer of his table (E06).

Bernardelli 7.65

In the climactic scene in "Il patto dei sei" (E04) Lord Lionel Clivers (Daniele Griggio) uses a bright chrome-plated Bernardelli 7.65 pistol.

Bernardelli, plastic grips - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP). Unlike this sample, the screen gun is chrome-plated.
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Lord Lionel Clivers draws his pistol after he shoots through a pocket.
Another view of the pistol.
Clivers blows the smoke off the gun barrel.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by Arturo Borrelli (Mario Cordova) in a flashback scene in "La traccia del serpente" (E01).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Arturo Borrelli holds a P38.
He readies the gun.
Borrelli fires at his unfaithful wife and her lover.

CZ 27

Vincenzo Barrera (Daniel Emilio Baldock) uses a CZ 27 in "Coppia di spade" (E08).

CZ 27 - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
A suppressed CZ 27 is seen near dead Barrera.
Barrera holds the pistol in the flashback scene.
Another view of the pistol.
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Barrera fires his pistol, fitted with sound suppressor.

Unidentified pistols

Numerous police officers carry pistols in holsters. Sometimes small parts of the grips can be seen.

Pistol grip can be seen in the holster.
A police officer carries a pistol holster, supposedly for Beretta M1934.


Mannlicher M1895

In the scene in "Il patto dei sei" (E04), set during the WW1, an Austro-Hungarian soldier, guarding Italian POWs, holds a Mannlicher M1895 rifle.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
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The bolt and magazine are seen.
The barrel is seen.

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